1994 Plan Overview

The 1994 Jackson/Teton County Comprehensive Plan (1994 Plan) is the Town and County’s guiding document that addresses the following topics:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Agricultural Resources
  • Commercial and Resort Development
  • Community Character
  • Community Facilities
  • Intergovernmental Coordination
  • Natural and Scenic Resources
  • Population, Economy, and Growth
  • Transportation

For a full summary of the contents of the 1994 Plan and an analysis of the community’s success in meeting its 1994 goals please review the documents on this page.


Additional Resources

The Comprehensive Plan is not the same document as the Land Development Regulations (LDRs), which regulate zoning and development. View the Comprehensive Plan or LDRs at:

Guiding Principles

The guiding principles have been articulated to reconcile the benefits of growth with the benefits of growth management.

  • Teton County’s wildlife and scenic resources are a local and national treasure, and, therefore, the community recognizes a stewardship responsibility for their protection. Future development in Teton County will take place in this context.
  • Teton County is a community first and a resort second. Social diversity is a defining characteristic of the community, and sufficient housing is seen as essential to retain that characteristic in the future. High end residential and commercial development will not be permitted to dominate the community at the expense of affordable housing opportunities for permanent residents.
  • The intent of this Plan is to create conditions for a sustainable visitor-based economy that reflects the unique small-town, Western commercial character of Jackson, and the outdoor recreational opportunities of Teton County as key components of the visitor experience.
  • As a community grounded in values of individualism, fairness and hospitality, the intent of this Plan is to provide property owners and local businesses with as much flexibility as possible in the use and development of their property. Local elected officials will be entrusted with discretionary decision-making power to protect public health, safety and welfare.

1994 Plan Vision Statement

It is the vision of the citizens, planners and elected officials, who have all contributed to this plan, to guide and manage change and development to:

  • Maintain and enhance environmental quality, including air and water quality
  • Maintain outdoor recreation and adventure opportunities
  • Offer a spectrum of housing types, especially for resident workers
  • Preserve the traditions and character of the Rocky Mountain West and Wyoming, including ranching and through architectural design
  • Promote economic sustenance that does not depend on population growth
  • Set aside, for generations to come, scenic vistas and wildlife habitat
  • Support and promote a diverse social and economic population that includes a resident work force